Yes, yes! Finally it's the end of the month and Venus meets Saturn coming within 0.66 degrees of each other. There's so much more to this, as I previously posted, but here's the basics: Start looking at 7 p.m., because in North America you'll see little after 9 p.m. UT. Tonight (Friday) Venus will be below and to the right of Saturn, very visible with binocs. Saturday, they'll be on top of each other (o my!) Sunday, Venus shifts to the lower left of Saturn. If you're up around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, you'll see them at their very closest.
Let me give you an idea of how close they are: Make a fist and hold it out arm's length. Consider that 10 degrees. Now picture the moon in miniature is sitting on your arm, that's a tenth of a degree. Venus and Saturn will have a space between them approximately 0.66 degress, perhaps less. Doesn't that make you think a little? Like about planetary gravity and magnetic fields and orbits and don't forget solar storms constantly affecting Venus!
After 9 p.m. UT both planets will be below the horizon. All during July they slowly pull away from each other.
Venus has always been considered our "Evening Star" and June is it's stellar month. Which means July is your last chance to planet-gaze at what is very obviously visible. Come August, Venus becomes our "Morning Star." Not quite the same - not as startling. So I hope you can make use of the weekend to watch these two planets align in such amazingly close proximity. Whew!
Basics courtesy of Skywatcher, Sky & Telescope Mag